RIDING ACADEMY OF CRETE

Therapeutic Riding and Ippotherapy

Therapeutic Riding and Ippotherapy

The Riding Academy of Crete is the only one in Crete and one of the few in Greece which provides therapeutic riding and ippotherapy. We provide private sessions as well as lectures and therapeutic riding to special schools, institutions etc.

What is therapeutic horse-riding?

Therapeutic horse- riding is the use of the horse as a mean to conduct exersices and activities, whose aim is mental, physical, emotional but also social development of people with special needs. Therapeutic riding is beneficial as treatment, mean of education, a sport or just entertainment.

What is ippotherapy?

Ippotherapy is a worldwide- known term which means direct treatment with the horse’s help. That is treatment of people who face certain skeletal and kinetic problems. In these cases the individual benefits from the horse’s movement through posture and balance.